It’s soft. It’s chic. It’s luxurious.

 

And it’s gradually been making a comeback, it seems. Once confined to the bygone years of the 1970s and 80s, velvet has made a progressive return to people’s wardrobes and homes over the last few years. Last year, the material wasn’t backward in coming forward and stole the show in spring, autumn and the holiday season.

 

And the trend rages on. It could be a dress. It could be trousers. It could be a sofa. It could be your bedding. The item doesn’t matter. Velvet is in and several celebrities have stepped out into public clad in velvet or have invited the media into their home and revealed that velvet is part of the furnishing.

 

Below is a discussion of some of the celebrities who have taken the velvety plunge and suggestions how you can make velvet a part of your own lifestyle.

Chris Evans

Not the high-flying, red-haired TV and radio presenter we know here in the UK, but the Hollywood heartthrob and actor who gives a body and voice to Captain America, one of the New Avengers. Evans has had audiences swooning over him when he stepped out in teal, velvet trousers. The texture and the tailoring were both terrific.

 

The actor earned extra love when he proved at the 2019 Oscars that chivalry was alive and well. He offered actress Regina King his arm so she could make it up safely up the slippery steps at the ceremony to accept her award for Best Supporting Actress ― and the internet lapped it up. What was he wearing at the time? Well, he’d only gone and reached for the teal velvet again, this time sporting an elegant teal tuxedo. What a guy!

Kathryn Newton

It’s not just the male actors who are getting in on the velvety action. Actresses are, too. The bright young star Kathryn Newton, who has appeared in ‘Three Billboards’ and ‘Paranormal Activity 4’, and stars with Hollywood smoothie Ryan Reynolds in ‘Pokémon: Detective Pikachu’, has attracted media attention because of her outfit.

 

Journalists spotted Newton sporting a crushed velvet suit in navy blue and lined with jewels along the edges. Newton had completed the look with pink boots and a yellow bag. She looked so good in the ensemble you might have thought the universe brought navy blue into existence purely so she could wear it.

Nico Parker and Thandie Newton

Actresses Thandie Newton ― who has starred in the popular British TV series ‘Line of Duty’ and the action sequel ‘Mission: Impossible 2’ ― and Nico Parker, Newton’s daughter, treated spectators to a visual, velvet double whammy earlier this year. The two attended the movie premier of ‘Dumbo’ in Los Angeles, California, and impressed with their style.

 

Green was the colour of choice for Parker, which she combined with a pink bow that she wore round her midriff. Mother wore a sophisticated red. Gucci was the make for the former and Oscar de la Renta for the latter. Metallic-coloured shoes were the way forward for both. How can you argue with that?

Making velvet a part of your lifestyle

Velvet clothing, especially tailored clothing, can cost a pretty penny and some of these celebs, if not all of them, have their own stylists, which could ratchet the expenses up even more. Don’t fret, however. There are other ways to rock velvet and they don’t call for a custom-made suit or dress. Your home provides the perfect opportunity. Want a few ideas? Here are some celebs who have given their homes that velvet touch:

 

Katie McGlynn ― velvet sofa

The UK’s most famous fictional street, Coronation Street, may seem a million miles away from the dizzying heights of Hollywood and all the glam that goes with it, but it certainly doesn’t stop the stars from enjoying their own luxurious indulgences. Actress Katie McGlynn, who plays Sinead Tinker in the long-running soap opera, invited journalists into her flat recently.

 

It turns out that McGlynn has the ultimate girl’s pad. It’s taken her roughly three years to put it together enough to feel like a home, but what a home she has now! Pink has a strong presence, injecting some real pop into the property, and there are glistening chandeliers, creating that luxurious feel. Velvet plays its part in the form of a corner sofa, which is large and upholstered in crushed velvet, and velvet cushions.

 

McGlynn above isn’t the only TV personality to like a bit of velvet in the living room. Ex-Atomic Kitten singer and reality star Kerry Katona, and singer and TV presenter Stacey Solomon, have both gone down the velvet sofa route.

 

Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes velvet cushions

Like McGlynn, smooth talking presenters of ITV’s ‘This Morning’, Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes have also treated themselves to some velvet cushions, adding that luxury factor to their homes.

 

You’ll find their cushions in their bedroom. They sit on top of a large, king-sized bed which has an inviting taupe bedspread and is flanked by two white matching bedside tables. The couple have gone with a neutral colour scheme to really make the bed centrepiece of the room, as it should be.  

 

Eamonn and Ruth have got it right. Bedrooms really are the ideal place for velvet furniture because of all the comfort you want from such a room. Not sure where they bought their furniture, but an online retailer such as Bedstar could be a good place to start if you’re looking to furnish your own bedroom with velvet.

 

Making velvet a part of your lifestyle

Velvet clothing, especially tailored clothing, can cost a pretty penny and some of these celebs, if not all of them, have their own stylists, which could ratchet the expenses up even more. Don’t fret, however. There are other ways to rock velvet and they don’t call for a custom-made suit or dress. Your home provides the perfect opportunity. Want a few ideas? Here are some celebs who have given their homes that velvet touch:

 

Katie McGlynn ― velvet sofa

The UK’s most famous fictional street, Coronation Street, may seem a million miles away from the dizzying heights of Hollywood and all the glam that goes with it, but it certainly doesn’t stop the stars from enjoying their own luxurious indulgences. Actress Katie McGlynn, who plays Sinead Tinker in the long-running soap opera, invited journalists into her flat recently.

 

It turns out that McGlynn has the ultimate girl’s pad. It’s taken her roughly three years to put it together enough to feel like a home, but what a home she has now! Pink has a strong presence, injecting some real pop into the property, and there are glistening chandeliers, creating that luxurious feel. Velvet plays its part in the form of a corner sofa, which is large and upholstered in crushed velvet, and velvet cushions.

 

McGlynn above isn’t the only TV personality to like a bit of velvet in the living room. Ex-Atomic Kitten singer and reality star Kerry Katona, and singer and TV presenter Stacey Solomon, have both gone down the velvet sofa route.

 

Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes velvet cushions

Like McGlynn, smooth talking presenters of ITV’s ‘This Morning’, Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes have also treated themselves to some velvet cushions, adding that luxury factor to their homes.

 

You’ll find their cushions in their bedroom. They sit on top of a large, king-sized bed which has an inviting taupe bedspread and is flanked by two white matching bedside tables. The couple have gone with a neutral colour scheme to really make the bed centrepiece of the room, as it should be.  

 

Eamonn and Ruth have got it right. Bedrooms really are the ideal place for velvet furniture because of all the comfort you want from such a room. Not sure where they bought their furniture, but an online retailer such as Bedstar could be a good place to start if you’re looking to furnish your own bedroom with velvet.

Tiffany Amber Thiessen velvet-upholstered bench

Tiffany Amber Thiessen may have stolen a few hearts with her sparkling blue eyes in ‘Saved By The Bell’, but those same eyes have shown a cracking interior design taste in later years. The actress, who has also been in ‘Beverley Hills 90210’, has sought a cross between vintage and upscale, and the room feels French and American at the same time.

 

At the end of a large, cosy-looking bed sits a bench upholstered in black velvet and there is a sizeable antique rug also occupying a fair bit of space in the room. In fact, large is something of a theme in the room: you’d also find an oversized, gold mirror in there if you were to enter it.

 

Velvet is the way forward. Adding a touch of it to your wardrobe or to your home can give you that feel of celeb glam. There are affordable options out there, which means you don’t have to be a celebrity or a socialite to come by it or to rock it. A little searching online and you can make velvet a part of your personal style, too, whether in your home or your wardrobe.